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November 9, 2017 | Other News

Senate, House Release Compromise FY 2018 Defense Authorization Bill

USNI News: Today the Senate and House Armed Services Committees announced the details of their compromise Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act. This conference report, which merges the bills each committee passed earlier this year to create policy and spending authorization for this current fiscal year, allows $626 billion in base budget spending and… read more

November 8, 2017 | Other News

India Successfully Test Fires Indigenous Nuclear-Capable Cruise Missile

The Diplomat: India’s Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) successfully test-launched a nuclear-capable Nirbhay cruise missile, the country’s first indigenously designed and developed long-range cruise missile on November 7, the Indian Ministry of Defense (MoD) announced in a statement. The test took place at the Integrated Test Range on Abdul Kalam Island off the coast… read more

November 8, 2017 | Other News

South Korea in talks with US to buy nuclear-powered submarines

Pakistan Today: South Korea is negotiating with the United States to buy nuclear-powered submarines to guard against threats from Pyongyang, local reports said on Tuesday, as President Donald Trump said Seoul would buy “billions of dollars” of US weapons. Nuclear-powered submarines can stay submerged for months, giving them a far greater range than their diesel-powered… read more

November 8, 2017 | Threat News

Russian troops receive 16 regiment sets of S-400 air defense missile systems over 5 years

TASS: MOSCOW, November 7. /TASS/. Russia has rearmed 16 air defense missile regiments with advanced S-400 surface-to-air missile complexes over the past five years, Chief of General Staff Army General Valery Gerasimov said on Tuesday. “Over the past five years, 16 air defense missile regiments have been rearmed with the S-400 surface-to-air missile complex. This… read more

November 8, 2017 | Threat News

North Korea 2-3 Years From Missile That Could Hit U.S., Russia Says

Bloomberg Politics: Russia said North Korea is still two to three years from being able to carry out a long-range strike on the U.S., offering diplomacy a chance to halt the secretive Communist state’s nuclear and missile programs. “Unless we can find a political solution,” it’s “inevitable” that Kim Jong Un’s regime will have intercontinental… read more

November 8, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Trump requests a 4th missile defense field at Fort Greely

Stars and Stripes: FAIRBANKS, Alaska — President Donald Trump’s administration has asked Congress to fund a fourth missile defense silo field at Fort Greely. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports that Trump wrote a letter to Congress on Monday requesting $200 million to build the defense field. Fort Greely is home to most of the United… read more

November 8, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Sweden seeks to buy $1 billion U.S. Patriot air defense missile system

Reuters: STOCKHOLM/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Sweden will start negotiations on a $1.2 billion Raytheon Co Patriot air defense missile system, as interest in missile defense systems strengthens amid heightened regional tensions and ballistic missile technology improves globally. The Swedish government said on Tuesday negotiations with the U.S. company will target delivery beginning in 2020, and for… read more

November 7, 2017 | Missile Defense News

US installs final ground-based missile interceptor to counter ICBM threat

Defense News: WASHINGTON — The final ground-based interceptor for the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system — designed to protect the homeland from intercontinental ballistic missiles threats from North Korea and Iran — is now in place at Fort Greely, Alaska, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency has confirmed. “MDA and Boeing emplaced the 44th interceptor in its… read more

November 7, 2017 | Missile Defense News

Israel’s Trophy System, Spike Missiles and Iron Dome Heading Down Under

The Jerusalem Post: As Australia overhauls its LAND 400 armored vehicles program, Israeli defense giant Rafael Advanced Defense Systems is in the running to provide its Trophy Active Protection System and SPIKE missiles to the land Down Under in deals worth hundreds of millions of dollars. In order to meet the anticipated demand, Rafael will… read more

November 7, 2017 | Threat News

Russian Nuclear Forces Can ‘Inflict Unacceptable Damage’ On Enemy and Bypass Missile Defenses, Says Moscow

Newsweek: Russia has upgraded the majority of its strategic nuclear capacities and is now confident it can overcome any missile defense system in the world, the military’s chief of general staff said Tuesday. “On the whole, the proportion of ground-based, airborne and naval strategic nuclear forces with modern military kit has reached 74 percent,” General… read more

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